Family Day 2022 

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The sun shone on our parade, and smiles were wide all around! After two years without any events, it was a breath of fresh air to see all those familiar (and new) faces out enjoying their community once again!

A huge thank you to the many volunteers who helped make the day happen, especially the Family Day Committee members who were a powerhouse of dedication and inspiration - Jean Young, Rebecca Fenton, Brittany Marie Gagne, and Rob Junkala.

If you loved Family Day and would like to help organize the event next year please submit your interest via the button below.  

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The Town Participates in the 2022 Year of the Garden

When asked what makes Qualicum Beach unique, the beautiful flowers that flourish may well be mentioned! In keeping with this, the Town will participate in the national 2022 Year of the Garden, and in the Communities in Bloom initiative under the non-competitive Friendship category.


Family Day on May 29, kicked off the Town’s involvement in the national Year of the Garden with the theme ‘Qualicum Beach in Bloom”, where packets of seeds were handed out at the parade, and floats were colourfully decorated using the garden theme.


In addition, the Town has erected its Communities in Bloom signage on Memorial Avenue, visible when heading north from Rupert Road, displaying the various awards the Town has received throughout the years.


The next days of recognition will be “Garden Days” from June 11-19, and “National Garden Day” on June 18, where the Town will be launching its Summer planting season, including the iconic hanging baskets that line the uptown core. 


Various other days throughout the year will showcase the Town’s offerings, including the recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Rotary of Qualicum Beach Sunrise Society, and the 75th anniversary of the Qualicum Beach Volunteer Fire Department, to be commemorated with plantings at the Rotary Friendship Garden. 


Both public and private gardens in Qualicum Beach have been showcased for many years through the Communities in Bloom program that celebrates excellence in community pride and quality of life. The Town has been fortunate to have been awarded many prizes over the years and looks forward to bringing its beautiful community into focus once again in 2022.


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Are You Ready for the 2022 Election?

The 2022 Election will be held on October 15, 2022.

Are You Registered to Vote?

If you are listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the Town’s list of electors. The Town of Qualicum Beach uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC. 


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Register in Advance

If you are not already registered, registering in advance will make the voting process faster and easier.


Register to vote in advance by August 23, 2022, either:

  • Online at Elections BC; or
  • In-person at Town Hall, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm (except for statutory holidays).


To register, Resident Electors will be required to produce two pieces of identification showing place of residence and signature.


If proof of residence is unavailable, you must provide at least two pieces of identification that prove who you are (at least one of them must have your signature on it) and make a solemn declaration as to place of residence.


Important Dates

  • Candidate Nomination Packages: Available at Town Hall July 22
  • Nomination Period: August 30 to September 9
  • Campaign Period:  September 17 to October 15
  • Advance Voting Dates:  October 5 & 12, 8am to 8pm, Civic Centre
  • General Election Day:  October 15, 8am to 8pm, Civic Centre

Want to Run For Council?

Nomination packages can be picked up from Town Hall starting July 22, 2022 from 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).


Nomination papers will be accepted from August 30. Nominations close September 9, 2022 at 4pm sharp.


For more details email go to or call 250.752.6921.

Public Works Open House

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Our very first Public Works Open House had a fantastic turnout and many were treated to an inside look into what makes up our thriving Public Works and Parks Departments.

This Open House was part of National Public Works Week (May 15 - 21) that annually celebrates the contributions these professionals make to a community's quality of life!  

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Property Tax & Utilities Billing

The 2022 property tax notices have been mailed out. If you have not received yours, please call us at Town Hall 250.752.6921. 


Payments are due July 4, 2022.



Your Home Owner Grant must be claimed each year that you are eligible. 


The Town of Qualicum Beach cannot accept Home Owner Grant applications. All eligible homeowners are required to apply for their Home Owner Grant with the Province of BC, either:


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The Town of Qualicum Beach cannot accept deferment applications or renewals. All submissions must be completed online with the Province of BC.


For more information:

  • Visit the Province’s website at
  • Call the Tax Deferment department - Victoria 1-250-387-0555 or Toll Free 1-888-355-2700.

Important Notes:

  • To remain eligible for deferment, you must claim your Home Owner grant
  • Any arrears balances must be paid off prior to deferring your taxes (any unpaid 2021 utility bills are automatically transferred to taxes)


If you are already on the deferment program you should have received a letter from the deferment office. 

  • If you selected the “Automatic Renewal” option, you will only be required to claim your home owner grant. 
  • If you did not select the “Automatic Renewal” option, and you wish to defer your 2022 property taxes, in addition to claiming your home owner grant, you will also need to renew your deferment agreement online.


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Utility notices for water, sewer and solid waste have been mailed out and are due July 4, 2022.


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Seagull Research

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Have you noticed the gulls in the Town of Qualicum Beach sporting some new accessories lately?

Environment and Climate Change Canada is conducting a 5-year project to help researchers understand how variations in diet and habitat influence the health of gulls wintering in the Salish Sea.

Researchers banded 183 adult and juvenile Glaucous-winged Gulls with colour leg bands to collect additional information on movements, habitat use, and site fidelity.

By reporting sightings of these banded gulls around Qualicum Beach, you can help researchers better understand Glaucous-winged Gulls in your area.

Report sightings of colour banded gulls with a location and photo using this short form:

(Photo credit: Josh Green, ECCC)

Recognizing Volunteers in our Community 

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You’re invited to nominate a deserving individual for the 2022 Above and Beyond Award!


Qualicum Beach is celebrated for the tremendous spirit, commitment, contribution and skill of its volunteers.


The award is historically presented at the Town’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception, which will be held this Summer.



Any person actively engaged for at least one year in volunteer activities that have benefited the community of Qualicum Beach is eligible for nomination. It may be someone who has demonstrated extraordinary good character, leadership, selflessness and integrity.


Applications and copies of the policy are available on the Town’s website at or may be picked up in person at the Town Office

at 201-660 Primrose Street.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  4:00 pm, July 31, 2022. 

Contact: Heather Svensen, Corporate Administrator at or 250.738.2207

Grandon Creek Trail


The old wooden stairs at the top of the Grandon Creek Trail are in the process of being replaced. Once removed, surveyors will help determine the best layout for the slope, and more durable stairs will be ordered, fabricated and installed.

The rest of the Grandon Creek Trail also remains closed until further notice after last years’ winter storms caused extensive damage and safety concerns. Damage assessments and repair options are being reviewed.

We look forward to reopening this unique and popular trail once again. ​​

Committee Vacancies

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Airport Users Committee

The Town is seeking a Member at Large to serve on the Airport Users Committee for a term ending October 2024. Submit your interest by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

For full details visit our website.

Parks & Recreation Committee 

The Parks & Recreation Committee provides input to Council regarding parks and recreation in the Town and is seeking a Member at Large to serve for a term ending December 2023.

Submit your interest to the Town before June 30, 2022.

For full details visit our website

Family Day Committee 

The Family Day Committee are the powerhouse behind organizing this annual event. The Town is seeking multiple community-minded members to serve on this committee.

Submit your interest to the Town before June 30, 2022.

For full details visit our website

Notice of Annual Report

All local BC governments are required to receive the Annual Municipal Report and Financial Information Report at a Council meeting. These documents will be presented at the Regular Council Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 10:00 am in the Council Chambers, 660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach. The documents will also be available on our website and at the Town Hall for inspection beginning June 15, 2022, from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).


The 2021 Annual Report shall include the audited financial statements, report on permissive tax exemptions, report on municipal services and operations for the previous year and statement of objectives and measures for the current year and next year. The Financial Information Report shall include a schedule of Council and staff remuneration and expenses, and a schedule of supplier payments for goods and services. 


Council will receive submissions and questions from the public regarding the Annual Report from June 15, 2022, until the start of the June 29, 2022, Council meeting.


If you have any questions please contact Heather Svensen, Corporate Administrator, at 250.752.6921 or email

Watering Restrictions 

From May 15th until September 15th the watering of lawns and gardens will only be permitted between the hours of 7pm and 7am daily.

Hand watering is permitted at any time.

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What's Happening
  • June 8 - Regular Council Meeting, 10am - Council Chamber
  • June 13 - Public Open House/Meet & Greet with the new CAO, 10am-12pm, Council Chamber
  • June 17 – QB Collective Movie Night - East Village
  • June 18 - Street Dance - Second Avenue & Primrose Street
  • June 19 - Father’s Day Show n’ Shine
  • June 26 - Qualicum Beach Triathlon
  • June 29 - Regular Council Meeting, 10am - Council Chamber
  • July 1 - Qualicum Beach Legion Parade

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